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TitleEarth's Field NMR in Antarctica: A Pulsed Gradient Spin Echo NMR Study of Restricted Diffusion in Sea Ice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsCallaghan, P.T., Eccles C.D., Haskell T.G., Langhorne P.J., and Seymour J.D.
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Pagination148 - 154
Date Published1998
ISSN10907807 (ISSN)
AbstractWe report on the use in Antarctica of a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer which utilizes the terrestrial magnetic field. Free induction decay data are used to obtain estimates of brine content, in samples of sea ice extracted from the annual ice of McMurdo Sound, in the vicinity of Cape Evans, Ross Island. Pulsed gradient spin echo experiments were performed on these samples in which the orientation of the gradient with respect to the ice growth axis was varied and the separation time between the gradient pulses was varied. Anisotropic restricted diffusion effects are apparent and we use these to tentatively model the brine pocket morphology. © 1998 Academic Press.

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